Unprofessional Conduct Counseling

This counseling memorandum is being issued to document your unprofessional and disrespectful behavior towards your superiors in the workspace.

On [Date], at approximately [Time], you exhibited unprofessional conduct during a meeting with [Superior's Name], [Superior's Rank/Title]. Your disrespectful behavior included interrupting [Superior's Name] while they were speaking, using an inappropriate tone of voice, and making derogatory remarks towards them. Such behavior is not in line with the Navy's core values and is unacceptable.

It is essential to understand that maintaining a professional and respectful work environment is crucial to the success of our unit and the accomplishment of our mission. As a member of the United States Navy, you are expected to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and respect for your superiors, peers, and subordinates.

Your actions have a negative impact on unit morale and cohesion, and they undermine the chain of command. It is imperative that you reflect upon your behavior and take immediate steps to correct it. Remember that displaying disrespect towards superiors not only damages your professional reputation but also hinders your personal and career development.

Moving forward, I expect you to adhere to the following guidelines:

a. Show respect towards superiors at all times, regardless of personal differences or disagreements.
b. Listen attentively and refrain from interrupting when superiors are speaking.
c. Use appropriate language and tone of voice when communicating with superiors.
d. Seek guidance from your chain of command if you have concerns or issues.

Failure to correct your behavior and demonstrate the required level of professionalism may result in further disciplinary action, up to and including administrative separation from the Navy.

A copy of this counseling memorandum will be placed in your official personnel record. You have the right to submit a written statement regarding this counseling, which will also be included in your record.

I am confident that you will make the necessary improvements and continue to serve honorably in the United States Navy. Should you require any assistance or clarification regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to me

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